Time stamp: 47:31
Obama had no problem diving back into the longstanding debate about who’s the better example of a GOAT: LeBron James or Michael Jordan. While Obama kept his answer noticeably diplomatic, he still made it clear just how powerful it was to be able to see Jordan at his absolute peak. LeBron, meanwhile, still potentially has several more years left of his career.
"LeBron is making strides in the GOAT debate," Obama said. "His career's not over yet. We don't know how many more rings he might win. Here's what I will say about LeBron, who is indisputably one of the top two already, his longevity… He doesn't look like he's lost a step. I know that he is benefiting from the kind of training and nutrition and treatments and all that that folks in Michael's generation just did not benefit from. But part of it is just he's a freak. And right now, it looks like he could keep on doing what he's doing now for another five years, right? If at 40, you know, he's still an All-Star and competing in this way, you know, you have to factor that in."